28 Apr 2013

Strong wind forecast for Southland

11:15 am on 28 April 2013

Southland Regional council is urging boat owners around Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and along the southern coast to check moorings are secure against gale force winds.

Gusts of up to 120 km/h are forecast for the coast and inland Southland from midday on Sunday.

Southland Harbourmaster Kevin O'Sullivan says says it looks like the weather system will deliver a short, sharp blast so anyone with a boat should check its moorings.